September 26, 2013

Abdomen XR, Abdomen/Pelvis, Non-Trauma, XR

A patient told me the other day that he swallowed a rock.  He had a psych history and we initially didn’t believe him.  However…

Rockin! 1 Rockin! 2

This acute abdominal series shows a radioopaque object strikingly similar to a rock in the right lower quadrant with obstructive changes (dilitation and air-fluid levels) of the small bowel.  Our fellow surgeon colleagues found a rock at the illeocecal junction when they opened him up!

Author:  Russell Jones, MD

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